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Wed
27
May

Police identify man killed in Westhoff wreck

 

A two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 87 near Westhoff resulted in the death of a man on Monday night.
 
According to trooper Ruben San Miguel, at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, May 25, Anthony Joe Montes, 24, of Amarillo, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 87 three miles south of Westhoff.
 
The 2013 Ford Focus driven by Montes crossed the center lane and hit a 2015 Ford F-250 truck, driven by Alberto Garcia, 36, of Eagle Pass.
 
Montes was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:27 p.m. by DeWitt County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Peggy Mayer.
 
San Miguel said that Garcia was checked for injury and released from the hospital.
 
The accident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
 
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Wed
27
May

DCSO announces 6 road closures

The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office has announced the following road closures: Farm to Market Road 766 at Hellsgate Bridge, Ed Blackwell Lane, U.S. Highway 183 North at Hochheim, Cheapside Road at Farm to Market Road 240 (Westhoff) and Catholic Church Lane.

Wed
27
May

Flood of 1998 recalled

It has been 17-years and 7 months since Cuero last saw river water flood its city limits. It was known as the Flood of 1998.
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998 the Guadalupe River crested here at 49.8 feet. Flood stage was 20 feet.

The October 1998 flood is believed to have exceeded the July 2, 1936 flood stage of 44.3  feet, but no flood stage records were kept at that time.

Although there were extremely heavy rains throughout South Texas in the days before the flood, relatively little rain fell in Cuero. Upriver, however, there was a different story.

In New Braunfels, San Marcos, Seguin and the Austin-San Antonio corridor, up to 22 inches of rain fell - much of it draining into the Guadalupe River.
 

Read more in this week's edition of The Cuero Record and Yorktown News-View.

Wed
27
May

Trustees accept Umholtz resignation

The Yorktown school board trustees deliberated quickly and efficiently on Monday, May 18. There were several important agenda items to discuss, including the resignation of superintendent Alan Umholtz.

He stated in a letter, “This was a tough decision to make as I have really enjoyed working here and working with you. I have accepted a position as superintendent with Midway Independent School District, an opportunity to be closer to my family and relatives.”

The meeting began with a second grade teacher, Frances Macomber, giving remarks on how low salary and cost of living are preventing teachers from remaining in the school district.

She stated, “If I leave, there will now be six elementary teachers leaving (after this school year).”

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.
 

Tue
26
May

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for Hardwick and Lindsay, PLLC, Attorneys at Law

 

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 26, for Hardwick and Lindsay, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. The office is at 208 N. Esplanade. Shown cutting the ribbon is Dina Filley Hardwick. Hardwick earned her law license from the Texas Tech University School of Law in May 2005. Her experience includes the Filley Law Firm, Texas Department of Criminal Justice State Counsel for Offenders and the Montgomery County Probate Court.
 
The Cuero Record
Tue
26
May

Man saved from high waters on 12th Street this morning

 

Tue
26
May

Cuero ISD classes, events to continue as scheduled this week

 

Tue
26
May
Tue
26
May

No major flooding expected within city limits

Due to recent heavy rains in the San Marcos and Luling areas, the City of Cuero is closely monitoring conditions along the Guadalupe River. While the Guadalupe River outside of Cuero may experience some flooding of low lying areas, there is no major flooding expected within the city limits. Citizens may witness drainage water in the drainage ditches that run through the city, but no flood waters are expected in residential areas. There is no danger of water levels reaching the “Flood of 1998” levels and citizens are encouraged to remain in homes and places of business. There are no evacuation orders in place for the City of Cuero. 
 
Tue
26
May

County judge issues evacuation on areas along river

The threat of severe flooding in low lying areas along the Guadalupe River west and south of the City of Cuero has impressed the county judge of DeWitt County, Daryl L. Fowler, to issue a mandatory evacuation. 

All persons in the DeWitt County, with exception of essential emergency personnel, are ordered to immediately evacuate the areas of DeWitt County bounded by the low-lying areas and subdivisions along the Guadalupe River south and west of the City of Cuero including, but not limited to River Haven, River Oaks, Cypress Valley, and other areas that might include temporary housing and/or RV Parks.

The evacuation will remain in effect until rescinded by order of the county judge of DeWitt County.

According to the NOAA web site (water.weather.gov) the river is expected to peak at 7 a.m. of May 28.

At this morning's county commissioner's court meeting Fowler said, “We are operation under the assumption of 44 feet. We have since the beginning.”

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